Running Lights

Running Lights is a series of brightly-coloured columns that respond to Lake Ginninderra and its environment. They chime and sway, and in the evening they shine across the water.

Running Lights is a large-scale kinetic sound sculpture, activated by the environmental forces of wind and waves. The sculpture consists of five coloured and illuminated perforated steel forms, each 5.5 metres high. The forms contain a ‘tubular bell’, with the combined group of five creating a tuned sequence. The artwork was commissioned by Arts ACT.

The traditional owners of this land, the Ngunnawal People, referred to Ginninderra Creek, which feeds the lake, as ‘Ginin-ginin-derry’, meaning sparkling or throwing out little rays of light.